Julie Harris

  • Muriel Box – The Truth About Women (1957)

    1951-1960ComedyDramaMuriel BoxUSA

    Plot ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
    In comfortable dotage, baronet Humphery Tavistock (Laurence Harvey) recalls a lifetime of romantic entanglements to his wide-eyed son-in-law. Tavistock has come to the conclusion that women are a riddle wrapped in a mystery surrounded by an enigma, and his reminiscences bear this out. Among the baronet’s many amours are a suffragette, a harem girl, the wife of a diplomat who “demands satisfaction”, an American heiress, a bohemian artist and an army nurse.Read More »

  • Ken Burns – The Civil War (1990)

    USA1981-1990DocumentaryKen Burns

    This highly acclaimed mini series traces the course of the U.S. Civil War from the abolitionist movement through all the major battles to the death of President Lincoln and the beginnings of Reconstruction. The story is mostly told in the words of the participants themselves, through their diaries, letters, and Visuals are usually still photographs and illustrations of the time, and the soundtrack is likewise made up of war-era tunes played on period instruments. Several modern-day historians offer periodic comment and insight on the war’s causes and events.Read More »

  • Sally Field – The Christmas Tree (1996)

    1991-2000DramaSally FieldUSA

    A story about a forming friendship between an elderly nun, Sister Anthony, and New York’s Rockefeller Center’s head gardener Richard Reilly, who wants to fell a tree she’s been growing for decades and move it to New York for Christmas display.Read More »

  • Larry Peerce – The Bell Jar (1979)

    1971-1980DramaLarry PeerceUSA

    Synopsis:
    Details a young woman’s summer in New York working for a Mademoiselle-like magazine, return home to New England, and subsequent breakdown all amidst the horrors of the fifties, from news of the Rosenbergs’ execution to sleazy disc jockeys and predatory college boys.Read More »

  • Jack Smight – Harper (1966)

    1961-1970ClassicsCrimeJack SmightUSA

    Synopsis:
    Lew Harper is a Los Angeles based private investigator whose marriage to Susan Harper, who he still loves, is ending in imminent divorce since she can’t stand being second fiddle to his work, which is always taking him away at the most inopportune of times. His latest client is tough talking and physically disabled Elaine Sampson, who wants him to find her wealthy husband, Ralph Sampson, missing now for twenty-four hours, ever since he disappeared at Van Nuys Airport after having just arrived from Vegas. No one seems to like Ralph, Elaine included. Read More »

  • Robert Wise – The Haunting (1963)

    1961-1970ClassicsHorrorQueer Cinema(s)Robert WiseUSA

    Synopsis:
    Dr. John Markway, an anthropologist with an interest in psychic phenomena, takes two specially selected women to Hill House, a reportedly haunted mansion. Eleanor (Julie Harris), a lonely, eccentric woman with a supernatural event in her past, and the bold Theodora (Claire Bloom), who has ESP, join John and the mansion’s heir, cynical Luke (Russ Tamblyn). They are immediately overwhelmed by strange sounds and events, and Eleanor comes to believe the house is alive and speaking directly to her.Read More »

  • Ken Burns & Lynn Novick – Frank Lloyd Wright [+Extra] (1998)

    1991-2000ArchitectureDocumentaryKen BurnsLynn NovickUSA

    Frank Lloyd Wright tells the story of the greatest of all American architects. Wright was an authentic American genius, a man who believed he was destined to redesign the world, creating everything anew. Over the course of his long career, he designed over eight hundred buildings, including such revolutionary structures as the Guggenheim Museum, the Johnson Wax Building, Fallingwater, Unity Temple and Taliesin. His buildings and his ideas changed the way we live, work and see the world around us.Read More »

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